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Kevin Durant has nothing but compliments for Giannis Antetokounmpo

Warriors, Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant

Two of the best players in the NBA square off Friday night, as Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo go head-to-head in Milwaukee.

The Bucks defeated the Warriors at Oracle Arena earlier this season and Antetokounmpo was a man among boys, as the Greek Freak finished with 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists and played his usual lockdown defense.

Durant has been a fan of Antetokounmpo’s game for a while and the nine-time All-Star had nothing but praise for the 24-year-old after Friday’s shootaround.

“The growth in his body, the maturity in his body has changed from four-five years ago,” Durant said. “He looks like a totally different person. Milwaukee deserves a lot of credit for making that pick for one. I like at him as an elite player.”

This is going to be a competitive matchup between the Warriors and the Bucks, as Antetokounmpo and Durant, a former MVP, are both having MVP-type seasons.

Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.0 points, 12.9 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game while shooting 57.5 percent from the field and the Bucks enter Friday with a record of 16-7, second place in the Eastern Conference.

Durant, meanwhile, is averaging 29.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists. A two-time Finals MVP with the Warriors, the future Hall of Famer is shooting 51.9 percent from the floor, 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 92.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The two superstars will surely be matched up against each other all night and the fans in Milwaukee, whether they be fans of the Warriors or Bucks, are in for a treat.